|Duration||1 year full time|
|Entry year||September 2024|
|Campus||St Luke's Campus|
|Discipline||Education and Teacher Training|
- You will explore education as an international and increasingly globalised sphere of activity
- Our Education Studies module will provide you with a thorough grounding in education research, theory and practice
- You will examine some of the major trends and emerging ideas in the field of international education
- You will develop your own understanding and potential to work within international educational institutions and those focused upon internationalising their curriculum
Please note, this is not a teacher training course.
100% of our Education research has internationally excellent impact*
Based on research impact rated 4* + 3* in REF 2021*
Top 150 in the world for Education
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2023
Home to one of the largest Education libraries in the UK
For admission to the programme we would normally expect that you hold a 2:2 Honours degree with 53% or above (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area such as social sciences, humanities or education. While we normally only accept applicants who meet this criteria, if you are coming from a different academic background which is equivalent to degree level, or have relevant work experience, we would welcome your application.
We welcome applications from students who hold qualifications and degrees that are not in education. These may include degrees and qualifications undertaken in the social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, arts or business studies. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and every application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We would encourage applicants to use their personal statement to indicate their interests in education and any relevant work experience.
Some modules require Disclosure and Barring Service checks.
Entry requirements for international students
English language requirements
International students need to show they have the required level of English language to study this course. The required test scores for this course fall under Profile B2. Please visit our English language requirements page to view the required test scores and equivalencies from your country.
This programme aims to develop an awareness of broad educational issues. It’s well suited for applicants who would like to expand their existing knowledge in education or pursue a career in (international) schools or the third sector.
Your study on this programme will involve an examination of some of the major trends in the field of international education and emerging ideas. We offer:
- A foundation for education (through EFPM914: Educational Studies), which is well suited for students with and without previous experience of education
- A module specifically for education in an international and global context (EFPM912: Perspectives on International Education)
- A module that focuses on education from a policy perspective (EFPM910: Education Policy)
- A module that examines diversity and issues of identity in education (EFPM375: Education for Diversity)
- An elective module covering a variety of areas (such as creative arts, SEN, etc.)
- A module focused on experiencing and reflecting on educational practices
- A dissertation that will support you in designing and carrying out a small scale research project on an educational topic of your choice.
You must take 180 credits in total to qualify with an MA qualification. This will either consist of taught modules to the value of 120 credits and a dissertation worth 60 credits, or a combination of modules, dissertation and accredited prior learning or experience.
The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.
UK fees per year:
International fees per year:
We invest heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students and have Global Excellence Scholarships available for international fee paying students applying for January 2024 entry and September 2024 entry.* For more information on scholarships, please visit our scholarships and bursaries page.
*Please see the Terms and Conditions for each scheme for further details of eligible programmes and candidates. Awards may vary from year to year.
The flexibility of this programme means it is ideal for students from a range of subject, professional and career backgrounds including teachers, lecturers, administrators, education advisors, or other related professions.
Students considering an academic career and progression to PhD are advised to undertake the MSc Educational Research.
The University has an excellent reputation with graduate recruiters and our students compete very successfully in the employment market. Our graduates have gone on to a range of careers in the UK and overseas with examples given below.
Please note that, due to data protection, the job titles and organisations listed below are independent and do not correspond.
- Subject Specialist Teacher (including music, arts, drama)
- Special Needs Teacher
- Head of Department
- Arts Manager
- Educational Therapist
- Education Officer
- Dyslexia Assessor
- Education Consultant
- Dean, Faculty of Arts
- Devon Education Authority
- Jersey States Education Department
- Plymouth City Council
- FEA Training and Development Centre
- Camden LEA
- Exeter College
- Hong Kong SAR Government
- Danish National School of Contemporary Dance
- Ministry of Education, Cyprus
- Saltash Community School
- University of Reading
Careers support including skills training, internships, jobs vacancies, employment fairs and other events is available through the Career Zone.